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at the hp pavilion ahead of tomorrow's slate of games. >> the fans equal a win for san jose's economy. monte francis live in san jose where you spoke to downtown businesses with more on the economic impact. good morning, monte. >> marla, good morning. in 2010, this tournament generated about $20 million for san jose's economy. expectations this time around are just as high. as you said, college basketball fans from across the country flying into san jose for the tournament. hotels, bars, restaurants in downtown san jose are hoping to recover some of the money they lost with nhl lockout this past season. we're told right now many hotels in san jose are fully booked. when it comes to ncaa's impact on the local economy, there is a trickle down effect. the ceo of the san jose silicon valley chamber of commerce says when the hotels are booked, that translates to more revenue for restaurants, bars, and cafes. >> the expectations are always high. obviously the economic impact can vary. i think the numbers we heard from 2010 were about $20 million in economic impact. so whenever you can bring people
forstell for possessing porn, a lot of it, thousands of videos of children were found in his san jose apartment. >> some of the pornography that mr. forstell was sharing involved younger children, the youngest ones we saw were about 4 years old, up to about 9, the majority in the 5 to 7-year-old range. >> reporter: even more disturbing, the children in the same images were the same ages as the children he taught in seaside, south of santa cruz. that is not the only school forstell worked at. he was also a substitute from 2009 until february of this year. during that time he filled in at 11 different elementary schools and middle schools in the district, including a 5-month assignment, teaching third grade here at clyde arbuckle elementary school. >> he was a substitute teacher here and applied for substitute service in 2009. we do a background check, and a fingerprint check. so we did that, and he cleared that. those fingerprints go to a department of justice, so at a time of hiring that is done. >> reporter: the investigation continues, we tried to talk to him at his apartment but no
. >> this is san jose's second deadly stabbing in as many days. we have more information about yesterday's stabbing. police now say it's not gang re-related. the victim appears to be a young man, possibly in his teams, was found at the entrance to gaud lieu pay park. investigators have not made any arrests or recovered any weapons. let's turn our attention to the weather. it caused some havoc. the san jose state basketball game was cancelled tonight. the roof was leeking at the events center on campus. the rain, came down fast and caught a lot of people off guard. this is what it looked like earlier tonight. we certainly need this rain, but our forecast is now changing dramatically. rob? >> right now, it's very interesting. it shows the video there in san jose. it was san jose and sunnyvale that picked up about a third of an inch of rain. look at san francisco and oakland. this is mainly a south bay and santa cruz rain event. notice the areas of yellow and orange still from officially areas down toward san jose and down toward the southwest. all of these locations picking up about a third of an inc
to have. last year, san jose hit not only a record number of whom sides but also a record number of property crimes. and now one family says it's frustrated doing everything it can to help police but not getting the help they want. nbc bay area stephanie strong is live in east san jose with the story. stephanie? >> reporter: here on this street alone up on the hills, we are hearing from neighbor there is have been four break-ins in the last four to six months here. there's a lot of concern. for paul majors and his family of four it happened about a month ago them say that there were three guys who broke in through the side fence and the bathroom window and the car and the three suspect were caught on a neighbor's security camera so they had the footage available when the officer came and took the report. majors says $20,000 worth of things were stolen and the officer was even able to lift some fingerprints off of a mirror. now, majors says he got a lucky break with his find my ipad app. his ipad was stolen, able to get an address in north san jose from that app. still, he says sa
was electric. catholics at our lady of guadeloupe parish in san jose, could not contain their excitement. >> i'm very happy. i'm happy that one it's the first jesuit pope. secondly, it's from latin america. it can identify with some of the life we all live here. with latinos in our community. >> for the first time in the church's history, a pope from argentina. 42% of the world's catholic population lives in south america. many the hispanic community in san jose, say they already feel the connection, one based on language and culture. >> more importantly, that he does know our language and he identifies with us is a huge plus for us. >> students at the jesuit santa clara university erupted with joy when they heard pope francis had been elected. >> i think he's doing quite well to find his humility and sfs, i don't think papacy is going to change that. >> some feel pope francis will help bring back people to the catholic church. >> come back to the church to find out that we have somebody who we can actually have something in common with by either language, their culture. even if he is from sou
's biggest city. business owners decided to keep san jose beautiful. the story is today's bay area proud. >>> and black smoke. the first vote comes and goes without a pope. we're live from vatican city with the reaction. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. i know a lot of you basking in the sunshine today. still holding on to a 79 in walnut creek. we'll talking about 80s and the potential of record heat on wednesday coming up in just a few minutes. >>> take a look. just before noon our time today, we saw black smoke billowing from the chimney of the sistine chapel. >> a signal that after day one of the conclave, no pope has been selected. the doors of the chapel were sealed. it appeared straight out of the pages of a dan brown novel. jay gray is live in vatican city. jay? >> reporter: always good to talk to you and you're right. the first ballot cast today and the cardinals sending their message to the world. they haven't quite settled yet on who will be the next man to lead their faith. with thousands gathered and watching in st. peter's square, black smoke b
are on the way to san jose. syracuse and oregon among them. that means a lot of out of town fans. nbc bay area's scott budman joins us from downtown san jose in front of the shark tank. hotels and restaurants will be buzzing. when does the big party start? >> reporter: is it starts on thursday officially. unofficially is it starts tomorrow when people come to town. we've seen a strong tech industry and we've seen an improved housing economy and these are good times for the south bay and now we have march madness on top of it. the games of course here at hp pavilion but ripple effects will be felt throughout downtown san jose. welcome to the ground floor of march madness. literally. crews hammering in the basketball court that will host teams from around the country here at hp pavilion while the cooking staff is prepared to handle the rush of basketball players, fans and officials. >> we anticipate being sold out for the next four nights with reservations and dinner parties. we have several private dining rooms that are also booked for officials and special dinners and things like that. >> repo
. reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> the messages inside that arena were powerful, but so is the scene outside. from santa cruz to san jose, thousands of people on the ground and even the police helicopters flying in formation. it's not often we see something like this. let's bring in kimberly tere who continues our coverage this evening from los gatos. >> reporter: raj, this is highway 17, the main corridor between santa cruz and the south bay. we saw law enforcement from the santa cruz area along with many other mourners head back over the hill about an hour and a half ago. the patrol cars had their lights on, but the highway was not shut down like it was during today's procession. the service for the two fallen police officers, lauren "butch" baker and elizabeth butler ended at about 3:00 p.m. law enforcement who showed up from across the continent lined up to pay their final respects. we saw officers from as far away as canada. the royal canadian mountain police were there along with numerous other agencies. reno and las vegas police to
. all you need is the right song. we're live in san jose tonight, george kityama, nbc b area news. >> thank you, george. new details tonight of the pre-schoolteacher accused of trying to drug toddlers. she's facing up to two years in prison if convicted. today, she was charged with 10 misdemeanors of child endangerment and assault. detectives say the co-worker spotted her dropping an over-the-counter sleep medicine into sippy cups. >> two heavyweights in oakland politics are denying some serious accusations tonight. long time council members are accused of misconduct. were they caught red handed or is this a case of dirty politics. cheryl, how did the council members respond? >> reporter: well, the council -- both council members are denying the allegations. but they say it's important to note that these allegations are inside this report. no charges have been filed. now, this report is now with the district attorney's office. but, the allegations are serious. >> there is no justifiable reason to break the law. >> courtney ruby says they've been breaking the law by directing staff
san jose to san francisco. can't rule out a bit of drizzle back for oakland. two things we are watching. the first one is colder weather as head into tonight and tomorrow morning. temperatures dropping to the 30s up into the north bay. and the other thing that we are monitoring is a weekend forecast. going to be changing. we will talk about the warm weather and how high the temperatures will go coming up in the full forecast. >>> estimated 9,000 people in san jose are affiliated with a gang and one of them may be responsible for the city's latest shooting, a teenager shot on the east sietd. the san jose community is getting creative on how to stop this rising violence. among the ideas, a change of clothing. kris sanchez joins us with ideas that other cities could possibly use. >> reporter: hi, there. for the last two years san jose police say that the number of gang homicides have accounted for about half of all of the homicides in the city of san jose. a crime prevention and a gang prevention expert says that is only half of the story. all quiet near fischer middle school
of people have descended on san jose, the hp pavilion hosting the ncaa tournament bringing lots of excitement and money into the city. lauren scott is live outside the hp pavilion with all the hoopla. >> reporter: how are you doing. a complete college hoops feast here today. you think back to the last time that the tournament was here in san jose, was 2010. we saw great games. we saw butler, who went on to the national championship game. we saw murray state knocking out vanderbilt in the last seconds. today, fans from all around the country descending here upon san jose. take a look. the ncaa tournament celebrating 75 years of march madness. in three-quarters of a century of play, hp has hosted rounds of tournaments on five different occasions. cal and oregon with bay area fans. >> we're big basketball fans. i'm a cal alumni, too. so the two together is really cool. >> i drove down here with three of my buddies. woke up this morning, booked it down to san jose. >> reporter: and then there's the team from st. louis. the question that everyone wants to know, what is a billicka? >>
as president. new details surrounding san jose's tenth homicide of the year. police released a picture today of the man, did they suspect of stabbing a young mother to death on friday. the crime happened in broad daylight in a parking lot across the street from the sheriff's department. 25-year-old juan ramirez had been stocking sandra cruz for about two years. the 29-year-old victim leaves behind a 10-year-old son and was afraid of ramirez. she had a restraining order against him. >> she was doing all the right things. she was contacting the police department, reporting these crimes, pulling out restraining orders trying to protect herself from this individual. it's unfortunate this happened. it appeared that she was doing everything she could do to avoid him. >> investigators say ramirez may be headed to mexico possibly driving a dark green 1996 toyota pickup truck. if you have any information on his whereabouts, you're asked to call the san jose police department. >>> a developing story out of san francisco. three men were shot at a nightclub at south beach early this morning. shooting ha
on nbc bay area. inside the san jose police academy. the department as you heard has been decimated after police leaving. they are facing an up tick in deadly crime. we got the look inside the training. training they will need to use and soon? >> that is right, the chief said he was impressed with the academy. he hopes all 43 of them passes the academy in two weeks and join the force that desperately needs their help. ♪ >> they started with 45. today it's down to 43. men and women who put on the academy blues. their assignment, impress the brass of the san jose police department. the recruits had to recite is code of ethics and individually recite the use of deadly force code. >> our instructors, they actually train with them and have handgun training every week. and i mean, part of it, learning the shooting policy. that is important, as the to when not to use it and when to use it. how to carry it and keep it save safe. >> more than 130 officers left the force in 2012. some to patrol the streets of other cities. tired of the drop in pay and benefits in san jose. >> it's a great start,
lodge. the victim is a 52-year-old woman from san jose. a suspect has been identified but has not been arrested. the manager of the lodge says he was unaware a crime had possibly taken place there. >>> new details now in the case of a missing oakland woman. friends and family hope surveillance video will help find her. this shows the 31-year-old power walking along the sidewalk on the corner of 34th and telegraph last thursday morning. friends and family say they haven't seen or heard from her since. she had a ticket to fly to dallas on friday morning to intend the weekend visiting her brother. instead, her brother flew here to oakland to help search for her. >> i just want to know where she, you know? she's my sister. we're so close. she's my best friend in the whole world, you know? i love her so much. >> late this afternoon, police told us that she was spotted in west oakland after her purported disappearance. police also say they are not asking for the media's help, would not say why. >>> a man is now facing murder charges in connection with saturday's deadly crash that took three
of sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler walked down the aisle in san jose. butler's is 5-year-old son joaquin wore his mother's police cap. governor jerry brown, attorney general kamala harris, and former secretary of defense leon panetta paid respects to the two officers gunned down in the line of duty. >> these two fine officers on that tuesday afternoon did not look the other way. they drew the line. they were doing their job. and they paid the ultimate price. but in so doing, they saved the lives of others. >> officers and sheriff's deputies from across the state stood shoulder to shoulder to honor the legacy of the fallen officers. friends and coworkers described butch baker as a tenacious truth seeker who always bed with honor and worked hundreds of cases. >> he was the go-to guy. >> baker was also known for his sense of humor, his love of a good prank and for his devotion his three kids and his wife. beth butler's sister sboek about her younger sister who loved serving her community and fighting for those who often had no voice. she said beth always embraced life. >> sh
favro is live in south san jose at the hilltop manor senior apartments to display how this happened. marianne? >> reporter: janelle, not only did relatives and police miss the body, but on february 26 managers here investigated the apartment and also did not find stanley jacobson's body. neighbors here at the senior apartments in san jose say they're saddened to know the man known as the magician was murdered in his home. this is the woman accused of stabbing him to death, 46-year-old regina butler. neighbors describe her as his girlfriend. police say they've been investigating her on suspicious of defrauding jacobson out of insurance money. he had early stage dementia. his granddaughter reported him missing and ultimately found him in his apartment hidden beneath a pile of linens and blankets. she had been to the home three times since her grandfather had gone missing. >> based on the investigation of what we know right now, we believe he was murdered early february, probably between february 5 and the 8th. >> reporter: investigators believe the body was repeatedly missed despite t
area news. >> all right, thank you, monte. now police in san jose have not released the identity of the suspect monte mentioned who was shot and killed after a wild high-speed chase on city streets in the middle of the afternoon. the chase started around 2:30. officers say they may release the suspect's name tomorrow. >>> on tuesday, two santa cruz police officers were shot by a suspect before they even had time to react, and now there is a growing memorial in santa cruz honoring sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler. but one item in particular left behind by a mourner has really caught the department's attention. mixed in with the flowers, candles, and pick checks, someone pinned a purple heart medal to a teddy bear. police received an anonymous note explaining, quote, the purple heart is for the sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty. when one loses their life for the protection of others and the greater good. i know you will understand. quite a contrast from what this man is accused of doing at the same memorial, stealing flowers from the memorial. 53-year-o
door to ask about a car. it reportedly had two license plates stolen from san jose cars and had stolen goods inside as well. a woman was also locked inside the room. police say she was given a chance to leave and she declined. the man told police he was armed and did not care if he died. the s.w.a.t. team was called to the scene as well as canine unites from san jose. we'll bring you more information as it comes into our newsroom. >>> new at 5:00, investigators in oakland are hoping this surveillance video will help them find a man who tried to kidnap a child playing in front of her home. kimberly terry is live in oakland with how the little girl was saved from a potentially life-threatening situation. >> reporter: police say that attempted kidnapping and molestation happened 6:30 yesterday evening. a 9-year-old girl was playing with other kids in the front of her home on the 1200 block of 94th avenue when police say a man cornered her, molested her, and threatened to take her. take a look at this. police released this surveillance video of the suspect who they say took off when the gi
transferred $148 million in assets before it dissolved in 2011. the san jose leaders had hoped the build a ballpark for the a's, they will continue to bring the a's to san jose. meanwhile, the co-owner spoke today saying that san jose remains the a's's best option for a new home. >>> and courage under fire, that is how police officers described the actions of several of their own today. this morning, 20 officers from northern california were honored, including two from san jose. involved in a high profile gunshot last year. today, one officer talked about that day for the first time, exclusively with nbc bay area. and damion, that is where that gun fight happened? >> reporter: yes, you may recall that gun batting here, in east san jose. it was a night officer no will never forget. >> two extremely violent suspects who just committed four armed robberies and one homicide. >> reporter: she spotted the suspected serial robber and murderers and then began to follow them. >> it is pretty much imbedded in my mind. i recall just about every detail. >> reporter: this brave officer immediately jo
is at the lab right now to determine if it was the one used in the stabbing. we're live in san jose tonight, george kiriyama, nbc bay area news. >> okay, george, thanks for the update. >>> detectives are still piecing together the bizarre murder of a 69-year-old man from san jose. stanley jacobson was found stabbed to death in his home at the hilltop manor senior apartments this week. he was hidden beneath a pile of linens and blankets. jacobson's body had apparently been there for an entire month despite visits from several people, including the missing person's unit from the san jose police department. >> in viewing the photo, it's fairly obvious that any normal reasonable person would have done a cursory search as they are basically required to do. and not many people, if any would have found this body. it was underneath a lot of clutter. >> officers have arrested 46-year-old regina butler in connection with his death. neighbors describe her as jacobson's girlfriend. police say they had been investigating her on suspicion of defrauding jacobson out of insurance money. >>> now to a story
to a man, a stranger, standing over her bed in san jose. the shock didn't end there. the man was a registered sex offender on parole, and he was tracking police with an app. kris sanchez joins us from san jose this evening with what we now know about the suspect. kris? >> reporter: well, as you mentioned, raj, he is a parolee and we know he is registered as a transient. he tried to use technology to avoid capture. he still got caught after breaking into that south san jose home. when san jose police were searching for an attempted sexual assault suspect around 3:20 this morning, that suspect, 29-year-old ryan campbell, was listening to them on their radio. he heard them coming. he was running an app on his smartphone that allowed him to listen to police scanners. >> it was sent to the san jose southern division channel 2, actually trying to monitor our officers as they were respond ing to the crime. >> reporter: equally shocking when he broke into this home and stood over a woman's bed, he was wearing an ankle bracelet, a condition of his parole on a burglary conviction. but
pavilion in san jose. a procession from santa cruz to san jose before the memorial. nbc bay area will be covering both events. >>> a construction crew hit a two-inch gas line today happening near the great mall parkway and main street. apparently a backhoe cut into the line after 1:00 this afternoon. a firefighter shut down main street and ordered some evacuations. some pg&e crews shut off the gas. the line was quickly repaired and things went back to normal. >> okay. take a peek outside. a beautiful shot from our emoriville camera coming to you in high definition. a beautiful monday but changes are right around the corner. our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri is tracking our first round of wet weather it seems like in eons, jeff. >> i know. we couldn't be more pleased in the weather department to be getting more rainfall. we have had one of the driest years on record at least when you look at the calendar year. that will be quickly changing by this time tomorrow. there's the cold front about 500 miles offshore. not only rain but quite a bit of wind that we'll be tracking as that
an e-mail. >>> new at 11:00, from palo alto to san jose, he's worked with teenagers across the bay area for years. but late tonight, the district attorney's office confirming to us that it's filed child molestation charges against a well-known baseball coach. george kiriyama joins us this evening from the peninsula with the details. >> reporter: that's right, joel coppin was the head baseball coach here back in 2006 for one season. i got off the phone with the deputy d.a. and he confirms he's been charged with molesting a teenage boy. this is a photo of him after he was arrested back in august for the same thing. at that time, no charges were filed because there was still a lot of investigation that had to be dope. there is a warrant out for his arrest tonight. as of now, kaufman was not been arrested. this is the club's website that he was coach of showing his picture. the club has baseball players from all around the bay area. he owns and operates a batting cage. it's not known if the two victims in this case played baseball for him. the police and the district attorney's office belie
programs for various cities in the bay area, palo alto and san jose and owns a popular batting cage facility in san leandro. so far there's no sign of him and his home has been empty. >>> friends, family, loved ones gathered last night to remember a 16-year-old musician who died while walking home near the train tracks tuesday. hundreds played tribute at a candlelight vigil in san jose. he died tuesday afternoon when a passenger train clipped him on the train track near virginia avenue. the family says he was on his way home wearing headphones and listening to music and did not hear the train. >> the conductor, please, please, whoever was driving that train, i want you to know, i do not blame you and i'm so sorry you have to live with the sight of hitting my son. i know it was not your fault. >> he was a junior at lincoln high school. he taught himself how to play the guitar in the 7th grade and recently performed at open mike nights around san jose. >>> south bay residents have another chance to turn in guns for cash. santa clara hosting the second gun buyback in east san jose. the
soun san jose. father joseph benedict is pastor and he says his job during this time is to help parishioners maintain the stability of their faith. one parishioner we spoke with says he doesn't believe a new pope will change much for him. >> definitely i think the administrative part of the church, but in terms of believing in the lord, it doesn't change that. >> there will be a special mass tonight to celebrate the pope's retirement. >> the justice department says gay marriage should be allowed in california and made that statement on the prop 8 case. the move does not come as a surprise after attorney general eric holder called it the last civil rights issue. the case before the court will be the first to directly confront the justices with the question whether the u.s. constitution gives gays and lesbians a right to marry. >>> according to a new field poll, 61% of california voters now approve of same-sex marriage. the number has steadily increased over time, especially since 2008 when voters passed the ban on same-sex marriage. the field poll indicates support for gay marria
to highway 87 and finally here, downtown san jose. along the route, other agencies and ordinary citizens stopped to pay tribute. tim shea made it a point to step up on the rail of the highway 17 overpass to hold up a sign honoring the only two santa cruz police officers to ever be killed in the line of duty. >> i'm just a regular guy trying to do something, you know? i do this kind of stuff because it makes me sleep better at night, regular guy, standing on the bridge, giving them a salute. >> reporter: how are the families doing? >> you know, they're doing incredibly well given the circumstances. they're on an emotional roller coaster right now. but for us, all we can do is surround them with love, caring and support and show them that by how we honor them today in this memorial service. but then again, how we honor their legacy in how we behave and how we conduct ourselves with the community in the future. >> reporter: as you're looking down autumn street in front of the hp pavilion, you get a sense of just how many people from law enforcement are here. they're not just from santa cruz
that shut down several lanes of highway 280 in san jose this morning. other drivers found the victim's body in the middle of the freeway around 3:15 this morning and called 911. the victim is identified as 39-year-old amanda vente of san jose. officers don't know why she was walking on the freeway and said all she had on her was a set of keys. the chp is asking for the help of anyone who might have witnessed this hit and run. >>> south bay residents have another chance to turn in guns for cash this weekend. santa clara county is hosting its second gun buy-back event tomorrow morning in east san jose. the first one was held earlier this month and paid out over $100,000 to residents bringing in handguns, rifles and assault weapons. tomorrow's event will run from 8:00 a.m. to noon at reid-hillview airport in east san jose. guns should be brought unloaded in the trunk of a car or bed of a truck. event organizers are also inviting gang members to come down and turn in their gang colors. >>> livermore wine makers are celebrating the start of spring but also keeping a close watch on the weather. l
enforcement vehicles will be joining the motor kad, making the 33 mile trek from san jose. the route begins tomorrow morning in santa cruz. it will head up ocean street to highway 17 as damian mentioned. from there it will go to highway 85 south to highway north before exiting julian street and arriving at the hp pavilion. there will be rolling road closures along the road and the procession will take up both lanes of highway 17 at 30 to 40 miles per hour. drivers can follow, but they cannot pass the procession on the highway. we will be broadcasting live at noon tomorrow. a programming note as well, we will be airing "days of our lives" at friday at 3:00 in the morning. so set your dvrs. >>> let's turn our attention to weather. wind and rain whipping through the bay area and snow on the sierra. more is on the the way. jeff ranieri is in the weather center tracking the possibility now of more severe weather. >> yeah, that's right. we're done with one storm now and have another lining up off the coastline the storm system moved through last night through the san jose picture. we have a littl
and little confrontation as san jose police cleared out a major homeless encampment today. it was in city owned land. officials are concerned that these encampments have become unsanitary and a risk to public safety. >> i don't know how long we have been here. i think like eight months. i worked all my life and i'm sick. that is why i'm here today. it's sad, it's sad that this they give us no resources. >> when we are dealing with encampments themselves, we have to think of balancing the needs of the people living here and the needs of the community and the potential damage to the environment as well. >> city officials say that nonprofit organizations have reached out to the people at the encampment, trying to get them in housing. others do not qualify, and some do not want to go b at this time, there's not enough beds in san jose to house the homeless. >>> senator mark leno drafted a bill that required the county to pass a resolution before a gun show could be held at a county facility. the bill is the latest in many attempts to ban gun shows theity palace. in 2009, then governor removed
:00. police are still investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in san jose. a man was shot and killed after police say he tried to run over an officer with his car. the suspect died at the hospital. just before 7:00 last night, three san jose officers tried to pull over a stolen car, the suspect would not stop. instead, he drove into the back of an unmarked police car. the officer then got out and police say the suspect then tried to run him over. at that point, the officer opened fire. this happened on jair owe listen drive in an uncorporated area of east san jose. >>> still ahead at 5:00, bottoms empacting the bottom line. the company pulling its bottoms for being too see-through. >>> i'll show you the new way bay area doctors are able to reattach severed fingers. >>> just because it was a one-time event for me, hopefully, it doesn't mean other people aren't going to go through that. >> he's paying it back by passing it on. he helps give the gift of life because he was saved. his story is part of our bay area proud series. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area
in the middle of one. a san jose firefighter is set to go back to work on monday. cheryl herd is live in san jose with this story. cheryl? >> reporter: well, frank ryan has been a san jose firefighter for almost two decades. the majority of that time spent here at battalion station one in san jose. as a paramedic, he told me tonight that he never dreamed he'd be the recipient of care he often gives to others. >> how are you doing, buddy? >> some of his colleagues haven't seen him in seven months. that's when st. patrick's cathedral went up in smoke. and that's when his life changed forever. >> i remember a lot of smoke. a lot of heat. i went outside and felt more than just exhausted. i felt extreme nausea. >> reporter: he says he thought he could walk it off. >> i remember saying i was going to get up into the truck to lay down and i don't remember anything else after that. >> reporter: frank rooyan, a 17-year firefighter and 20 year paramedic had a heart attack. his colleagues quickly went from fighting a church fire save ryan's life. >> from what i understand, my heart stopped three or fou
that are expected to take weeks if not months. live in san jose, nbc bay area news. >>> stephanie, thanks very much. san jose police investigators want you to take a close look at these surveillance pictures. the man in the white shirt and black shirt followed two riders off a light rail train three weeks ago. once they were several blocks from the station they confronted the victims threatening to shoot them and to hand over money and valuables. no one was hurt. if they look familiar, you are asked to call the san jose police department. >>> rain is expected to make a return for the holiday weekend. a live look right now in san jose. it's great out there right now. it's not going to last. let's bring in jeff ranieri. he has more. jeff? >>> cloud cover increasing out ahead of the storm system. onshore flow rapidly returning as the area of low pressure continues to spiral in the pacific, a decent amount of moisture. the other thing we're noting which is unusual at least for bay area standards is because this is pulling in so much moisture from the south, a little bit of humidity, look at the cloud t
for the building and the city of san jose to showcase as not only a great athletic city but one of the great in the united states. >> reporter: the benefits will be felt outside hp pavilion. downtown san jose restaurants and hotels will be packed this week. >> we will be sold out starting tomorrow through saturday. >> reporter: as visitors pour money into a south bay economy that has been on a tech fuelled housing boosted roll. >> we anticipate being sold out with reservations and dinner parties. we have several private dining rooms booked for officials and special dinners and stuff like that. >> reporter: with the bon jovi concert around the corner these are good times for san jose's arena and the ripple effects will be felt through the entire downtown. again, the games kick off here thursday morning. i'm told there are still seats available. best bet is to go through ticket master or the schools that are playing here themselves. reporting live in downtown san jose, scott budman, nbc bay area news. >>> march madness in san jose. >>> game over for the ceo of one of the most well known gaming
with the chp on one of the patrols. he is live in san jose with the story. monte? >> reporter: terry, good evening. the reality is for many people today is a day devoted to drinking, and the highway patrol officers we spent some time with tonight say this is an active weekend for dui in the south bay. chp officers brandyn thompson and pierce visare on the look o >> anything out of the order, erratic braking, swerving in a lane, making erratic lane changes. anything that doesn't look normal. >> reporter: an expired registration gives them the chance to check for signs of dui. >> may i have your license, your registration and insurance please? >> yeah. shirks doing about 77. so max speed on this way was 65 miles per hour. >> reporter: a speeding car leads to another stop and another sobriety test. >> look at my finger. great. >> reporter: minutes later that. >> responded to reports of a motorcycle that crashed on a freeway on-ramp. after temperatures the bushes and trees, the rider is nowhere to be found. down the way, someone has driven their $90,000 tesla model f off a freeway on-ramp and
but he's a witness right now. >> reporter: sheriff's deputies say when san jose police officers spotted the suspect's car and found out it was stolen. when they tried to pull the car over, it took off. >> now, no police officers were hurt and investigators are not releasing the age or the name of the suspect. we're live in san jose right now. nbc, bay area news. >> a singer hits a sour note during a bay area show. and the out rage is being heard around the world. her name is michelle shocked. many walked out of her san francisco performance. nbc bay area joins us in san francisco with the details. >> reporter: the staff here at yoshi's say michelle shocked had to pull the plug on michelle shocked show and it's the first time they've ever pulled a plug only a show. they say she's not welcomed back here and will not be getting paid after she stood on the stage and delivered a hate speech. ♪ there must be 50 different i. ways to loathe your loverer ♪ >> a fan posted this video on youtube. the singer song writer is at an occupy wall street rally singing out against banks. tonigh
of child porn seized from the home of a substitute teacher in san jose. he was arrest wednesday where he taught. but he was also a substitute teacher in san jose's school district from 2009 until just last month. the superintendent of that district sent out letters to parents with information about his address and the list of schools that he worked in. he's at valuely med on a psychiatric hold after trying to commit suicide last night. >> there simply wasn't enough evidence, that's what the army is saying, about a decision to discharge the soldier instead of prosecuting him on rape charges. that soldier, jeremy goulet. he was accused of two rapes while in the army in 2006. former defense secretary leon pinetta and members of congress have demanded investigation into why the military did not prosecute these cases. today, an army spokesman defended the decision saying in one case, dna didn't match. in another case, a victim could not id him. the army says they need a deal that included an honorable discharge. >> for the first time in three years, the san jose police department toured in 34
for it. >> in 2009, the office of san jose vice mayor, comerica bank and two dozen banks and organization have given out 3,000 dresses to girls through operation prom dress. >>> one small community sits right in the heart of the east bay, tucked between san leandro and castro valley but ashland is often overlooked. >> with the helpf one lady and a group of young people, ashland is in the spotlight. nbc bay area's garvin thomas has their story in tonight's bei ay area proud. >> reporter: if there's anywhere in the world that hillary bass is most comfortable, it's squeezed into a small room surrounded by a bunch of lively teenagers it is, after all, how hillary spent much of the past ten years, talking with them, dreaming with them, and on this day, celebrating with them. >> we did this. thank you. thank you. >> reporter: their remarkable story begins in 2004 when hillary, then just 24, took a job as a residential services coordinator at the eden house apartment complex in ashland. she quickly bombeded with a core group of about a dozen of the young people who lived there. >> this is the co
winds can carry the pollen several miles making it very difficult to avoid. reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> my eyes have been itching all day. let's check in with jeff ranieri. am i going to get some relief? >> your relief is happening right now. right after the recent rain. i know it doesn't feel like it outside especially with a forecast like this. the next 48 hours, pollen levels expected to go back into the high category. even with the storm system that pushed over the past 24 hours. we'll talk about how hot it's going to get over the weekend. >>> and more controversy for the boy scouts. a new scout survey that some say is meant to stack the deck against any change in the group's most controversial policy. >>> just say no. the products some bay area grocery stores are agreeing not to sell. >>> and an airport altercation that has the tsa spinning. why a veteran says he was humiliated by a tsa agent. we're back in a moment. >>> take a look. it took more than six hours to control this predawn fire on bethel island. this is in eastern costa costra coun
at an aurora, colorado, movie theater last july. they want to put an end to the case. >>> the san jose s.w.a.t. team were at the hospital in santa clara today, but this was much different than most missions. their target was a 6-year-old boy who is fighting for his life with leukemia. damian trujillo has the emotional mission that you'll only see here. >> where eduardo is a first grader. he's on his second battle with cancer and needs a bone marrow transplant to save his life. today san jose emergency unit responded to his emergency. they stormed into the hospital in full gear. it was another life saving mission for the san jose merge unit and waiting to be saved -- >> you feeling okay today? >> was eduardo. >> this is a uniform worn by the s.w.a.t. team. >> eduardo is battling leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. today he was weakened by the chemotherapy. in a class essay he once wrote his dream was to be a s.w.a.t. team member. he now officially is one. >> since you demonstrated you have all that it takes to be a merge officer, i would like to give this to you. it's our "h" pin
. the memorial is called sons of san jose. it is located on west santa clara street near hp pavilion. it resembles the memorial in washington, d.c. workers unveiled it today in a ceremony. it is dedicated to the 142 men born and raised in san jose who died in vietnam. it also includes the name of one soldier who is missing in action. >> it's important we recognize the guys in the area who gave the ultimate sacrifice in vietnam. it's good to see that we have something for the local guys. >> washington, d.c., you see all the names. now you can come here and seat sons of san jose, touch them, remember them. >> volunteers donated $75,000 for the memorial. it was 40 years ago this weekend that the last u.s. combat troops left vietnam. >>> coming up next, he's fought hundreds of fires and saved countless lives. but it's what happened on one call that left this south bay firefighter fighting for his life. we'll hear from him for the first time. >>> also just days after being hit in the leg by an arrow, this bay area girl is drawing attention from one of the biggest celebrities in the world.
cameras. san jose is on your left, palo alto on the right. we're starting to see a couple of showers. it's weather that could have an impact on plans for folks celebrating easter sunday. let's check in with meteorologist rob meida who's tracking spring showers. what's going on, rob? >> the picture that you showed, the contrast between palo alto and here is pretty dramatic. look at the view off to san francisco now. let's show you the radar. the south bay and the rain on the santa cruz mountains is spilling into the valley. over towards sunnyvale. now sfo as that shot showed us, the rain is coming up from the south and ongoing showers in the north bay. what we have now is increasing moisture, increasing lift to the atmosphere as this area of low pressure which has been sitting off shore. by the time we head into easter sunday morning i think it's going to be sitting on top of the bay area. now the rain has arrived. rain off and on at times. not nonstop rain but you may hear a rumble or two of thunder especially in the north bay tonight. plan on keeping the umbrella on stand by for easter
contributed to his death. yesterday afternoon police in san jose shot and killed a man after a high speed chase on highway 85 in residential streets. that suspect was also pronounced dead at the scene. in san francisco, early saturday morning, another vehicle pursuit ended near candlestick park with the daly city police officer shooting and killing a suspect. in union city saturday night officers shot and killed a armed man they say pointed a gun at him following a traffic stop. >> everything just escalating between the cops fending for their lives and the people on the streets fearing for their lives. >> reporter: thursday night a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a kidnapping suspect after he also led them on a chase. the paid of deadly officer involved shooting comes just days after two santa cruz police officers were killed in a shootout with a suspect. dr. jeff snipes is head of the criminal justice department in san francisco state. he sayses there's no imperial evidence of a cause and effect relationship between officers being gunned down in the line of duty and the number of killin
near san jose avenue. the building houses a number of businesses on the ground floor and apartments above. firefighters have pulled out of the building fearing it could collapse. no injuries have been reported. and in san jose, more than 20 people have been displaced after a fire at an apartment building overnight on landes avenue near 680 and montague. firefighters say they got a report of smoke in a kitchen area. the building was evacuated and the scene was cleared around 1:00 a.m. >>> monterey highway has reopened in south san jose after a fatal car accident early this morning. police say about 2:00 a.m., the driver of a red two-door ford, can you see it completely crushed, was speeding south on monterey when he lost control, clipped two trees and sheared a light pole. paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene. a sergeant we spoke with said there are no obvious signs of drinking and driving but cannot rule it out completely until rultsz come back from a test. portions were shut down for a good portion of the morning commute. >> goodness gracious, thank you so much. breaking new
to come and play with him. >> reporter: both school districts in san jose and monterey county are confident no child porn was downloaded on their computers. the images were found on his home computer. nbc bay area news. >> thank you very much, george. >>> on this day, three months ago, was the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. those images are haunting. terrified children and grief-stricken families. some of those families traveled to the bay area today on a crusade to end gun violence. and the key might be in the silicon valley. nbc bay area cheryl hurd joins us from san francisco this evening where the families met with influential investors. cheryl. >> reporter: that's right, roj. silicon valley came here to san francisco to meet with victims of the sandy hook shooting. even though they are still in tremendous pain, they are determined to come up with answers to a huge problem. >> the sad fact of the matter is, the sandy hook incident got all of our attention as a national community. but unfortunately, these incidents are taking place every five minutes, every day. >> report
the relevancy of black history month sparked a rally today at san jose state. the rally ended up at the famous black power statue on campus. it was originally planned as a march to celebrate black history month. then an article came out in the "spartan daily" titled "black history month is redundant." students told us they were offended by the article. >> a lot of people try to argue racism isn't prominent in today's society. but it is because a lot of people feel a certain way about us being here and black history being taught. the fact it's not relevant. so just with that, it angered a lot of us. we felt like are we redundant? do people think our culture is redundant? are we fighting still for relevancy in today, 2013? >> in addition to the campus at san jose state, the article was discussed passionately on twitter, too. >>> for an update on a developing story out of the east bay, investigators spent the day combing a creek bay for more human remains after a skull was found. it went on at union city off a trail near alvarado mills road. any new information tonight? >> reporter: jessica, abou
. >> okay, thank you, george. thousands of people will be heading to san jose tomorrow for the funeral of those two fallen santa c rrrusa police officers. >> reporter: jessica, 20,000 people are expected to pack hp pavilion. 6,000 of them police officers from all over the country. there will be a huge procession to the community tomorrow and that may impact their commute. >> the streets of downtown san jose are quiet tonight. but, tomorrow, a number of streets near hp pavilion will be closed allowing thousands of people to pay their last respect to two fallen officers from santa cruz. earlier today, crews spent the afternoon making sure everything was in place at the hp pavilion. more than 2 dozen officers did a walk through making sure the space is perfect for tomorrow's service. >> today, where we can all come together and celebrate what they gave to our communities and honor their memory. >> a salute will start in the morning with a 33 mile procession starting from the board walk in santa cruz. that ro session of plifs from all over will bring highway 17 to a slow crawl as it makes
the injuries. >> fire investigators say a two-alarm warehouse fire in san jose may have been deliberately set. the fire broke out in the willow glen neighborhood. a neighbor first reported the fair at the western roofing supply building near lincoln avenue. >> there were no injuries. there were no residents inside at the time. it was an unoccupied building and no firefighters were injured. >> the fire spread from a shed to the main building. "the mercury news" is reporting a woman may have been living in that shed. >>> coming up next at 11:00, the president is headed back to the bay area. we'll show you exactly where he's headed and why. >>> we'll introduce you to parents who say they were at a loss about what to do with their autistic son literally running away from school until they found the program, good dog. >>> the latest trend in long distance racing is extreme putting it mildly. take a look. what's driving hundreds to put their lives at risk in the name of fitness. >>> the weather around the bay area might be nice for that as we've been watching sunshine. right now, still breezy as we
are growing and hiring. it's like opening a present that will be giving gifts for years to come. san jose's best-tronics taking the wraps off a giant 71,000-square-foot manufacturing facility by giving locals a place to see their products being made is bringing testing back. >> here they can just drive down 101 or 880 and they're here. we can send our engnaers to work. the advantages cannot be quantified. >> reporter: manufacturing jobs, long outsourced to other countries, coming back here to the bay area giving the already hot tech industry a slightly different shot in the arm. >> and so there's another category of jobs, technical jobs. there will be some ph.d.s but people with technical degrees and technical expertise in manufacturing. we've lost a lot of that over the last few decades and it's great to see it come back. >> reporter: as we buy more mobile technology, more components like these have to be made and tested to fit into our gadgets. and that means more jobs in facilities like this one. >> absolutely. in fact, we've already hired -- if you look at our head count what it was l
country encrypt their radio transmission, san jose p.d. does not. >> thank you. >>> santa clara county will spend a million dollars to replace george sirocawa. he resigned last friday after the district attorney charged him with 12 counts of corruption. he now faces up to a year in jail. after lengthy debate this morning, the board decided the transparency of an election is needed as opposed to appointment. the winner of the special election will serve out the remainder of shirokawa's term. his second when he resigned. >>> there is trouble in the bay area skies. tonight crews are inspecting an alaskan airliner jet. it took off after 11:00 this morning. after 20 minutes into the flight, the captain received a warning about a possible fire in the right engine. the plane made a u-turn and headed back to the airport where firefighters were waiting on the runway. fortunately it touched down safely. all 47 passengers and the crew are okay. >>> from the air to the road. the bay area tops a list that no one wants to be on. it's a list of megacommuters. those are people who travel more t
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